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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26813
Title:
Employee roles in governance: contrasting the UK and German experience
Authors:
Lewis, Timothy J.; Machold, Silke; Oxtoby, David; Ahmed, Pervaiz K.
Abstract:
The paper examines the role of employees in governance. The paper highlights from a theory basis that employee and shareholder utilities can be coincident. However, it shows that corporate practice with respect to employee involvement in governance and decision-making is diverse. The paper draws out the contrast in approaches between the Anglo-American and the German approach to employees by detailing differences in employee power, career patterns, ownership patterns and legal obligations. These lead to enactment of a different structural and cultural governance systems; which are encapsulated in the unitary board structure of the UK and the two-tier German approach. The strengths and limitations of the unitary board and two-tier boards are highlighted, and the case for convergence examined.
Citation:
Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society, 4(4): 16-28
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26813
DOI:
10.1108/1472700410558853
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mcb/268;jsessionid=fdaf1pc19csm9.alice
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1472-0701
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Timothy J.-
dc.contributor.authorMachold, Silke-
dc.contributor.authorOxtoby, David-
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Pervaiz K.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-19T11:19:02Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-19T11:19:02Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationCorporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society, 4(4): 16-28en
dc.identifier.issn1472-0701-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/1472700410558853-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26813-
dc.description.abstractThe paper examines the role of employees in governance. The paper highlights from a theory basis that employee and shareholder utilities can be coincident. However, it shows that corporate practice with respect to employee involvement in governance and decision-making is diverse. The paper draws out the contrast in approaches between the Anglo-American and the German approach to employees by detailing differences in employee power, career patterns, ownership patterns and legal obligations. These lead to enactment of a different structural and cultural governance systems; which are encapsulated in the unitary board structure of the UK and the two-tier German approach. The strengths and limitations of the unitary board and two-tier boards are highlighted, and the case for convergence examined.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mcb/268;jsessionid=fdaf1pc19csm9.aliceen
dc.subjectEmployee participationen
dc.subjectCorporate governanceen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectGermanyen
dc.titleEmployee roles in governance: contrasting the UK and German experienceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCorporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Societyen
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